Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.
After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992.
Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Richard V. and Kimiko O. Williams Endowment was established to support programs and activities in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties related to Great Lakes maritime heritage, history, and education; stewardship of the Great Lakes; environmental conservation, education, and land use, including recreation.
Grants are awarded through the Fall Grant Cycle. Eligible organizations may include, but are not limited to, the Maritime Heritage Alliance, Inland Seas Education Association, TART Trails, Friends of the Traverse Area District Library, the Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Center, land conservancies, conservation districts, public television and radio stations, etc.
2017 Amount Available: $730